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Stargazing on Guajara Mountain

Contemplating the stars from Tenerife's third highest mountain
Located in Teide National Park in Tenerife, the Guajara Mountain, at 2,718 metres, is the highest point within the park and the third highest peak in Tenerife. It’s easy to drive to the base of the mountain though the journey to the summit takes a little bit more effort. Visitors are advised to come with suitable clothing and footwear, food and drink. There are no services close by but the Parador hotel is only five kilometres away and El Portillo is 14 kilometres away.
Incredible star display just before sunrise
Sleeping in the open air on Guajara Mountain is one way to guarantee an incredible light and colour show as the sun appears over the horizon. At night, watching the sky over the horizon lets you see the Cassiopeia constellation in its characteristic W shape, while the North Star to the left shows the way northwards. To the right of Cassiopeia, towards the east, a square cluster of stars rises throughout the night. This is Pegasus, the flying horse of Greek mythology.
Altitude
2.715 m
Protected sky
Starlight Reserve
Protected natural space
Localidad
Granadilla de Abona

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Turn off car headlights and do not use torches. That will help minimise the light pollution of the sky.
- If you are at an astronomical viewpoint, respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Try and be silent or talk quietly. The experience will be more enjoyable.
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